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©Takamori Asao・Chiba Tetsuya/Kodansha/Megalobox Project

Synopsis

In the future, boxing has entirely evolved into a new sport called Megalobox, where athletes wear a specialized equipment fitted with Gear technology to make them stronger and enhance their strength. Junk Dog is a Megalobox athlete, who often participates in illegal matches to make a living. His encounter with Megalobox champion Yuri will soon change his life.

Comments

Megalobox was announced during the 50th anniversary of legendary manga series Ashita no Joe. Inspired from Ashita no Joe itself, Megalobox offers rough and brutal boxing action. Those who are familiar with Ashita no Joe/Boy might see some resemblance between Junk Dog and Joe Yabuki, especially their rude and reckless attitude. Junk Dog’s “manager”, Nanbu Gansaku, also has that similar look to that of Danpei Tange, Joe’s trainer and manager.

The first episode of Megalobox shows us Junk Dog’s struggle for survival in the underground Megalobox ring. While the first half of the episode is relatively slow, the second half quickly picks up the pace where Junk Dog met Yuri, the current Megalobox champion. If you are looking for hard-boiled sports action, Megalobox is your best bet.

Facts and Figures

Alternate Title メガロボクス
Source Material Original anime project to commemorate Ashita no Joe’s 50th anniversary
Casts Yoshimasa Hosoya as Junk Dog
Hiroki Yasumoto as Yuri
Hiroyuki Kinoshita as Fujimaki
Michiyo Murase as Sachio
Nanako Mori as Yukiko Shirato
Shiro Saito as Gansaku Nanbu
Director You Moriyama
Character Design Hiroshi Shimizu (Michiko to Hatchin)
Opening Theme Bite by LEO Imai
Ending Theme Kakatte koi yo by Emi Nakamura
Studio TMS Entertainment
Official Website http://megalobox.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/joe50_megalobox
Broadcast Date 5 April 2018 (16:28 GMT/23:28 WIT)
6 April 2018 (01:28 JST)

Screenshots and Trailer

©Takamori Asao・Chiba Tetsuya/Kodansha/Megalobox Project
©Takamori Asao・Chiba Tetsuya/Kodansha/Megalobox Project
©Takamori Asao・Chiba Tetsuya/Kodansha/Megalobox Project
©Takamori Asao・Chiba Tetsuya/Kodansha/Megalobox Project

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